Have you been enjoying the winter Olympics? In general I am not a huge sports fan. But for some reason I am always drawn to the Olympics.
This year has been particularly fascinating with the patchwork theme in the Russian design.
To keep with the Olympic spirit, I thought I would offer the Electric Quilt cutting chart for twelve blocks that are my representation of some of the sports represented in the winter Olympics. I've used a number of standard blocks in EQ and in Block Base. I did make a few changes to make them a bit easier to piece. I also took some liberties on the block names. (You do not need EQ to use these charts.)
Cutting charts will all be for a twelve inch block.
Block 1 - Ice Dancing
This block's published name is 'Square Dance". Block was published by Michael James and is from Block Base.
I thought it would nicely represent my favorite Olympic sport "Ice Dance".
Click on block for a link to the rotary cutting file.
I love Meryl Davis and Charlie White - the US Olympic team ice dance leaders. Their symmetry and artistry is breathtaking. I started taking ice dance lessons a couple of years ago -- so I feel I can really appreciate the challenges this sport represents. My dream is to be able to have just a fraction of the skills they demonstrate on ice. Maybe just one twizzle -- or even a three turn in a partner hold position.
My plans are to post a block every day or two and to provide a layout at the end.
If you do end up making any of these blocks, I would love to see pictures. You can either send them to me on my contact page or post to Facebook.
Happy quilting and enjoy the Olympic events.
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